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Afghans Condemn Iranian Police after Refugees Killed in Car Blaze

Afghans Condemn Iranian Police after Refugees Killed in Car Blaze

Afghans have taken to social media to denounce Iranian police after a video of a car carrying with Afghan refugees set ablaze in Iran went viral, arousing new anger weeks after Afghan officials accused Iranian border guards of drowning migrants. Afghanistan’s foreign ministry said in a statement

US Shares with Russia Draft UN Resolution on Extending Iran Arms Embargo

US Shares with Russia Draft UN Resolution on Extending Iran Arms Embargo

The United States said Friday it had shared a draft UN resolution with rival Russia that aims to extend an arms embargo on Iran that expires in October. Moscow has already voiced opposition to prolonging the ban on conventional arms sales to Tehran, with Russian firms expecting to conclude major

IAEA Accuses Iran of Violating All Restrictions of Nuclear Deal

Iran has continued to increase its stockpiles of enriched uranium and remains in violation of its deal with world powers, the United Nations' atomic watchdog said Friday. The International Atomic Energy Agency reported the finding in a confidential document distributed to member countries and see

Iran Bemoans Ill-Discipline as Coronavirus Cases Swell Again

Iran Bemoans Ill-Discipline as Coronavirus Cases Swell Again

Iran on Tuesday lamented that people were ignoring social distancing rules as it reported more than 3,000 new coronavirus infections in a second cresting wave. "The fact that people have become completely careless regarding this disease" was of great concern, said Health Minister Saeed Namaki, ac

Plane Carrying Iran Scientist Jailed in US Has Taken off, Zarif Says

Plane Carrying Iran Scientist Jailed in US Has Taken off, Zarif Says

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said Tuesday that a plane had taken off from the United States carrying scientist Sirous Asgari after his apparent release from a US prison. "Good news, a plane carrying Dr. Sirous Asgari has taken off from America.

Iran Says 230 Killed in November Protests

Iran Says 230 Killed in November Protests

A senior Iranian lawmaker said Monday that 230 people were killed and thousands injured in November protests sparked by a petrol price hike, state news agency IRNA reported. It is the first time that an official in Iran has given overall casualty figures for the street violence. "During these

Iran Virus Cases Top 150,000 as it Struggles to Contain Outbreak

Iran Virus Cases Top 150,000 as it Struggles to Contain Outbreak

Iran said its caseload of novel coronavirus infections passed the grim milestone of 150,000 on Sunday, as the country struggles to contain a recent upward trend. The government has largely lifted the restrictions it imposed in order to halt a COVID-19 outbreak that first emerged in mid-February.

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